Washington Township Police Department

  • Agency: Washington Township Police Department
  • Address: 1 Mc Clure Dr, Washington, 07882 NJ
  • Chief: James McDonald Sr (Chief of Police)
Phone: 856-589-6650
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Washington Township Police Department is located at 1 Mc Clure Dr, Washington, 07882 NJ. The Chief of Police of the department is James McDonald Sr. The Washington Township Police Department phone number is 856-589-6650.

Washington Township Police Department News

In partnership with our eleven schools, we are committed to keeping our students & faculty safe.

Temperatures will be dipping into the 20's tonight! Use great caution in the morning due to black ice.

We have handled 15 crashes since noon, many fallen trees across roadways, wires down and assisted many disabled motorist stuck in the snow. Officers are currently in Whitman Sq handling a neighbor dispute over snow......... Please stay off the roads while our County Highway & Public Works crews plow.

March comes in like a lion.......... Please be advised that we are watching this storm very closely. Please be prepared for strong winds and large snow totals. Our agency will keep you up to date with any new information as is comes in. AS of 8:45AM today: WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT. * WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches are possible. * WHERE...Southern New Jersey * WHEN...From 7 PM this evening through late Wednesday night. Light rain and light snow should develop late this afternoon and especially this evening, then change to all snow late tonight and Wednesday. A mix of rain, snow and sleet may occur at times during Wednesday. There could be a period of heavy snow Wednesday afternoon and evening, with snowfall rates of up to 1 inch per hour.

On Wednesday February 28th, surrounded by family & friends Lt. Ken Kennedy was promoted to Captain. Sgt. Joe Russo was promoted to Lieutenant and Detective Mike Ferris was promoted to Sergeant. Jason Sims received his Detective badge and will join the Investigative Buteau. Your family, friends & colleagues are proud of your accomplishments. Stay safe.

Today we joined Mayor Gattinelli, Council President Perry & Administrator Gonter as they helped serve lunch to our Senior citizens.

Washington Township is looking for the best of the best. We are currently conducting a testing process for Police Officer and SLEO II. Applications are being accepted until March 23rd. This testing process list will initiate at the expiration of the current list on June 1, 2018 and will be valid thru June 1, 2018. http://nj-washingtontownship.civicplus.com/342/Careers-at-WTPD

Happy 5th Birthday Creeper. Tonight he will enjoy his birthday with his handler and squad on patrol.

Message from Chief Gurcsik concerning school safety: The WTPD is commited to school safety. It is our #1 priority. To ensure that our schools are protected we will be increasing patrols throughout our schools for the foreseeable future. My goal of having a stronger presence in our schools predates the most recent tragedy, but in light of that event, we have bolstered our commitment. Police have been directed to stop in and walk through our schools as part of their normal patrol responsibilities. In addition, our five K-9 Units will routinely stop by and do walk-arounds outside the perimeter of our schools. The dogs will be leashed and recess times will be avoided. Please advise your children that these are working dogs and they should keep a safe distance. We will continue building community partnerships and relationships with students and staff through daily interaction. Please contact us with any concerns. "See something, Say something"

On 02/27/2018 at 5:00 am the Washington Township Police Investigative Bureau with the assistance of the Patrol Bureau and the Gloucester County SWAT Team executed a search warrant on Room #148 at the Mayfair Motel following an investigation into the distribution of illegal narcotics. James L. Hines Jr. (age 37) and Tianya M. Morris (age 31) both of Washington Twp. were arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, and other drug related offenses. Both were lodged in the Salem County Jail pending a hearing.

A resident shared this post with our department. It depicts Ofc. Nick Rojs helping a handicapped person on SH42 this morning. Great work making us proud. Stay safe! #21CenturyPolicing

GLOUCESTER COUNTY PROSECUTORS OFFICE DETECTIVES ALONG WITH WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP DETECTIVES RACED AGAINST THE CLOCK IN THE WAKE OF THIS HOMICIDE, KNOWING THAT IF THEY DID NOT FIND A LEAD WITHIN THE FIRST 48 HOURS, THEIR CHANCES OF SOLVING THE CASE WOULD BE CUT IN HALF: A Washington Township , Gloucester County man has been charged with causing the death of a 44-year-old woman in a hit-and-run motor vehicle collision early Saturday on the southbound shoulder of Route 42 near the Ganttown Road intersection, Washington Township NJ. Nicholas Jahn (DOB 2/19/84), is charged with second-degree vehicular homicide by falling asleep while driving (2C:11-5A); second-degree leaving the scene of a fatal crash and third-degree endangering a victim. Located at his residence Saturday afternoon, Jahn was placed in jail , pending a detention hearing, after complaints were signed against him. He is a teacher at the Durand Academy, Woodbury NJ. The Honda Pilot SUV believed to have been involved in the crash was also located at the Jahn residence. The victim, Jawana Wilcox (DOB 7/19/73), of either Collingswood or Mt. Holly NJ, was found by a resident of the Golden Luck Motel on Route 42. It is believed she was struck while approaching a bus stop near the motel, carrying a suitcase at about 3:20 a.m. on Saturday. An autopsy by the Gloucester County Medical Examiner determined the cause of her death was blunt head trauma. The incident is being investigated by the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office and the Washington Township Police Department. Following the arrest of Jahn, Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles J. Fiore said "I would like to thank the investigators of the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office and the law enforcement officers of the Washington Township Police Department for their diligent and tireless efforts. This joint investigation led to the apprehension of the driver of the hit-and-run vehicle within hours of this tragic incident. This ivestigation was a clear indication of the collaborative effort that exists between the GCPO and local police departments."

Our Pizza With The Police last night was very successful. Many residents wanted to discuss school safety, 2nd amendment rights or just say thanks! We are looking forward to many more community outreach programs in 2018. Special thanks to Angelo's for hosting us!

The SJ Times editorial staff recently offered praise to our 21st Century de-escalation training.

Come see us TONIGHT! #21centurypolicing

Come see us Friday night at Angelo's Pizza. Meet our officers, get to know each other, ask questions or tell us what's on your mind. #21CenturyPolicing

This month our officers are attending mandatory de-escalation training. In today's modern law enforcement world, police training is crucial & important. Police work consistently presents officers with unexpected situations. Our goal is to help the officer achieve a good outcome where neither the officer nor the subject is injured.

Don't forget your loved one on this Valentine's Day.

Our agency recently partnered with Holy Family Church to host "Church Based" training for active shooter scenarios. Having this training provides people with a sense that they can do something to increase church security, without causing people to push the panic button. We don't want to foster fear, but we don't want to leave those concerns unaddressed. Stay safe!

Happy 4th Birthday to our K9 Rosko! He’s celebrating with his family today but he’ll be back to work shortly to celebrate with his blue family! 🎂🚔💙

Chief Gurcsik was presented with an Excellence In Policing award by Mayor Gattinelli and Council. This award was given in appreciation for his leadership & commitment to the residents of Washington Township.

Good morning! Rosko made it into work this morning. Who's an underdog now? Super Bowl champions!!!!!!

Our officers are just as excited as you are to sit back and watch our Eagles soar to victory, but remember to be responsible when celebrating this evening. Although some of our officers will be home watching the big game, others will be keeping the streets of Washington Township safe. Fans don't let fans drive drunk. E-A-G-L-E-S!

It was truly an honor to be asked by the Philadelphia 76'ers to have our Honor Guard present the colors at last nights nationally televised game.